'''RAND Corporation''' (''research and development''
) is an American nonprofit
global policy think tank
originally formed by Douglas Aircraft Company
to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces
. It is financed by the United States|U.S. Federal government of the United States|government
and private Financial endowment|endowment
[ corporations] including the health care industry, university|universities [ and private individuals.] [ The organization has expanded to work with other governments, private foundations, international organizations, and commercial organizations on a host of non-defense issues. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving via translating theory|theoretical concepts from formal economics and the... ]